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Empire Circus

By 12 October, 2013

Mrs Deref and I went to the circus last night.
Empire is set up in the Spiegeltent – a glorious retro creation worthy of the Skywhale – in Civic Square. A significant crowd had already gathered by 7:00pm, half an hour before the advertised start, the early arrivers sitting at tables and the rest standing around [...]

Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

By 10 October, 2013

[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

This sounds fascinating.

Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.

Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]

Doctor Who Dr. Sketchy’s

By 8 October, 2013

Burlesque Life Drawing blows a hole in the space-time continuum to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Wh0
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Canberra, Impact Comics and Scope Mt Stromlo have combined forces to save you from the sterile, boring, badly lit, life drawing studios and the bored, silent, robotic models.
Come and draw amazing models dressed as your [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October, 2013

[ 25 October, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!

Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September, 2013

[ 23 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Hindmarsh Group sponsoring the Canberra Theatre

By 26 September, 2013

The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September, 2013

[ 26 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]

The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!

However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.

As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!

CJ Bowerbird at TEDxCanberra

By 24 September, 2013

Canberra has produced many extraordinary poets in recent times. So many, and so good, that they reach out of the poetry niche and startle members of the general public bored with bad poetry in long ago schoolrooms.
Chris Huet (aka CJ Bowerbird) is one such and TEDxCanberra has been good enough to put his recent presentation [...]

Little Shop of Horrors at Erindale Theatre

By 23 September, 2013

[ 17 October, 2013 to 2 November, 2013. ]

Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!

Feed me Seymore!

The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]

Finding S___ T____ @ QL2 Theatre

By 19 September, 2013

[ 3 October, 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October, 2013 7:00 pm. ]

Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.

I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.

The premise sounds rather interesting also.

Finding S___ T____ is [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

By 19 September, 2013

[ 19 September, 2013 to 23 September, 2013. ]


I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.

There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.


As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 13th of September 2013

By 12 September, 2013

[ 12 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]

Hey weekend warriors!

What challenges await you this weekend?

Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.

Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.

The Fridge at The Street Theatre

By 10 September, 2013

[ 11 October, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ]

Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.

In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]

From a Black Sky at the Street Theatre

By 10 September, 2013

[ 20 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]

An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.

In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]


By 6 September, 2013

[ 13 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.

The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 6th of September 2013

By 5 September, 2013

[ 5 September, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]

Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.

Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.

Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!

How did that happen?


Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]

Storytime 2 at Smiths with Jay Sullivan

By 2 September, 2013

[ 3 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Tuesday night is suspiciously alive with events this week.

Adding to the mix is Jay Sullivan’s Storytime at Smiths in its second installment. This in from Jay:

This is a storytelling event, it just so happens that this time I have 4 Senate candidates as guests. Simon Sheikh (Greens), Kate Lundy (ALP), Dr Philip Nitschke [...]

DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

By 29 August, 2013

[ 30 August, 2013 to 2 September, 2013. ]

Gosh it’s almost the weekend!

Gee willikers!

Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?

Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.

Radford Girl Stef Dawson takes on The Hunger Games

By 29 August, 2013

The Age has the word on Canberra’s Stef Dawson landing a major role in the next two Hunger Games movies.
It’s nice to see a local doing well in Hollywood.
But, it would be remiss of me to not point out that The Hunger Games is downright evil, pure poison, and damn close to being Mein Kampf [...]

The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To arms Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

By 27 August, 2013

[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

This exciting news just in:

Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]

‘The Office’ – OPENING SOON

By 26 August, 2013

[ 6 August, 2013 to 7 August, 2013. 13 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. 20 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ]

Impro ACT’s 2013 production of ‘The Office’ starts on Friday 6 September. The 2012 premiere (and its encore performance) sold out, and with audience numbers strictly limited to 40 per show, audiences are encouraged to book early.

‘The Office’ is an improvised comedy where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

By 22 August, 2013

[ 22 August, 2013 to 26 August, 2013. ]

The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!

It will be glorious!

Got any plans?

Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.

Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.

The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

By 21 August, 2013

[ 8 October, 2013 to 11 October, 2013. ]

“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”

- Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss had a wonderful mind, and of all his creations The Cat in the Hat may be the most beloved.

Personally I’m a bit more partial to The Butter [...]

Elohgulp washes you down the plughole at Courtyard Studio

By 13 August, 2013

[ 28 September, 2013 10:00 am to 12 October, 2013 10:00 am. ]

Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.

Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty [...]

Short + Sweet is happening now

By 9 August, 2013

Just a reminder theatre lovers. The world’s biggest short theatre festival is happening now, so maybe go check it out at the Courtyard Theatre.
DATE: Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 17 August 2013
LOCATION: The Courtyard Studio – Canberra Theatre Centre
TICKET PRICES: Top 20 (Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th) – $33/$28
Wildcards (Saturday 10th) – $30/$28
Finals (Saturday 17th) [...]

Cox Architecture to do Belco Arts Centre Stage 2

By 7 August, 2013

Joy Burch is putting out word on plans for Belconnen’s Theatre:
“The first stage of the redevelopments of the Belconnen Arts Centre created a spectacular centre that is a great resource for the arts community,” Ms Burch said.
“We are now ready to begin sketching out ideas for the second stage of this major project – an [...]

The Office by Impro ACT

By 5 August, 2013

[ 6 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ] An interactive, roving show where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as the actors navigate an actual workplace.

The new and improved Street Theatre Canberra

By 1 August, 2013

Just in time for the Capital Jazz Project tomorrow the Street Theatre has officially reopened after it’s $3 million dollar face-lift.
It looks quite nice.
So nice in fact that face-lift is probably doing it an injustice. There has been some serious work done here including:
– A new office area with space available for touring shows,
– Improved [...]

“Galore” film debuts in Melbourne (MIFF)

By 30 July, 2013

People of Can-brah might be interested to know that the Feature Film , “Galore” shot around Canberra and directed by former Kambah lad, Rhys Graham – freatures at MIFF next week…
Those angry Kambah residents that took up to 12 minutes extra to access their Gleneagles homes one evening and all those that were [...]

And the Helpmann award goes to Robyn Archer

By 29 July, 2013

The Centenary team are making it known that their creative director has picked up a prestigious gong for her Spiegel Garden turn:
The Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer AO, has won a prestigious Helpmann Award for best cabaret performance.
Robyn Archer in Concert: QUE RESTE-T-IL? was performed at the Famous Spiegel Garden and [...]

Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 29 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. ]

Home at the End, the latest work from Canberran playwrite Dunan Ley, is coming to the Courtyard Studio as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically for Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, Home at the End is a groundbreaking powerful story of love, loss and guilt, set against a backdrop of [...]

Hit the floor together at Canberra Theatre Centre

By 29 July, 2013

[ 31 July, 2013 to 3 August, 2013. ]

Hit the floor together is a dance project created by a collection of over 30 indigenous and non-indigenous young Canberrans, along with many interstate dancers that looks, quite frankly, pretty awesome.

It will be hitting the Canberra theatre Centre on the 31st of July and you should probably check it out.

This new contemporary dance work is [...]


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